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Amid Uncertainty, Some Use AI To Assess Wetlands Coverage After Sackett

March 21, 2024
Despite recent EPA guidance, continuing uncertainty over the reach of the Clean Water Act (CWA) following the Supreme Court’s Sackett ruling has academics and state groups turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms to assess potential losses of federal wetlands protections. The National Association of Wetland Managers (NAWM) held a March 19 webinar titled “Predicting and Mapping the effects of the Sackett Decision,” as part of its broader Wetland Mapping Consortium webinar series, where speakers presented...

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